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  • 25th December 2013

    Israel: Tax credits bill for male same-sex couples passes preliminary reading 3

    3:26 PM — A bill designed to give male same-sex couples with children the same tax benefits as heterosexual parents has passed its preliminary reading in the Israeli legislature, the Knesset. The bill, which was introduced by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and sponsored by Yesh Atid member MK Adi Kol, passed comfortably with 40 votes in favour against […]

  • 8th May 2013

    Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv

    Nitzan Horowitz was elected to Israel’s Knesset in 2009

    11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.

  • 20th October 2010

    Israel’s only gay MP speaks out for marriage on visit to London 8

    Nitzan Horowitz address a neeting in London last week

    4:30 PM — Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission. Representing the left of centre, pro-peace New Movement-Meretz party, he has called for Israel to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.

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